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Pedigreed to 1925

CNG 109, Lot: 206. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SELEUKID EMPIRE. Seleukos I Nikator. 312-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 17.08 g, 3h). Susa mint. Struck circa 295/4-291 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, facing radiate head of Helios above monogram; below throne, M above strut, AP below. SC 165.1a; ESMS Al.33 (A16/P5) = ESM 299α (this coin, illustrated); HGC 9, 12j. Good VF, deep cabinet tone, slightly off center on reverse.

From the MNL Collection. Ex Shirley Hanbery Collection (Goldberg 96, 14 February 2017), lot 1767; Ars Classica X (15 June 1925), lot 756.